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The Urban Green Infrastructure International Conference is an interdisciplinary conference on green infrastructures (GI) and nature-based solutions (NBS) for cities. The purpose of this conference is to share and discuss the most recent work on green infrastructure and bring together researchers, architects, engineers, urban planners, landscape architects and policymakers from different nationalities to present and discuss their work.

This conference will be part of Urban Future (UFGC20) a global conference for sustainability which aims to gather 2000 to 3000 attendees from all over the world with a special interest in Urban Sustainability.

Lisbon will also be the 2020 European Green Capital and Lisbon City Council will support the UGIIC 2020 event.

Sessions

DAY 1 I April 2nd 

(Final program under confirmation)

DAY 2 I April 3rd

 

Subjects

 

Subjects

Our cities need green infrastructure for a greener future. Experts in this field will present their work and talk about the importance of green infrastructure (GI) and nature-based solutions (NBS) to improve the sustainability of our cities. 

  • Green Infrastructure benefits (urban, local, measurable or intangible)

Green infrastructure, as green roofs and green walls, can have several benefits on an urban scale (air quality, biodiversity, carbon sequestration, urban heat island effect, wellbeing, psychologic effect, aesthetic valuation, recreational value).​ Also, on a local scale, these solutions may contribute to buildings performance (acoustic improvements, energy savings, property valuation, urban farming, water management, water treatment). In fact, green infrastructure may have multiple urban and local benefits, some measurable and others intangible.

  • Cost-benefit analysis

For green infrastructure to be applied, it is becoming more important to evaluate the cost of these solutions and compare them to the benefits that are associated with them. 

  • Projects

Learning with experience is also important. Lessons learned from existing projects are also welcome at this conference. 

  • Policies

Local policies can be an important strategy to promote the application of green infrastructure in buildings (private and public) and urban spaces (transport infrastructures, public spaces). 

  • Guidelines

Guidelines are fundamental to develop quality and durable solutions. Some countries have adopted specific guidelines about the application of green infrastructure, especially regarding green roofs. Understanding these recommendations is essential for the correct application of these solutions.

  • Industry

The industry experience is also relevant to better understand green infrastructure systems, their characteristics, their advantages and disadvantages and what are the difficulties of installation and maintenance.

Abstracts

All accepted abstracts will be included in a Book of Proceedings free to all attendees.

Special Issue

The submitted papers will be selected for the Sustainability Journal (IF=2.592) Special Issue "Understanding the Economic Value of Nature Base Solutions (NBS) towards Sustainable Built Environments" with special conditions including No APC for the best paper and special discount on APC on selected papers.

Registration

The registration for this event will be open soon.

Tickets will allow access to the UGIIC 2020 conference and also to the Urban Future Global Conference.

Scientific committee

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Speakers

Dusty Gedge

Dusty Gedge is a recognised international speaker on green roofs, green infrastructure and biodiversity.

Currently the President of the European Federation of Green Roof Associations (EFB) and founder of Livingroofs.org, Dusty Gedge is a recognised authority, designer and consultant on green roofs and green infrastructure. 

He is also co-author with John Little of the Small-scale green roof guide that has helped lots of small roofs sprout across the globe on sheds garages and other small buildings.

Luis Pérez Urrestarazu

Luis Pérez Urrestarazu is a Professor at Universidad de Seville.

Researcher specialized in Agricultural Engineering, has been running several projects in this field, with a special interest in the irrigation and water management of green walls.

He is co-founder of Terapia Urbana, a technology-based company of Seville University that designs different types of living walls, and also has three patents in this field.

Paulo Palha

Paulo Palha is a specialist in landscape architecture, construction and maintenance of gardens, green roofs and green infrastructures since 1999. Frequently invited to give courses, classes at universities, participate in conferences and as a jury, nationally and internationally. 

General manager of Neoturf and founder of Landlab.

Founder and current president of the Portuguese Association for Green Roofs - ACNV.

Cristina Matos Silva

Cristina Matos Silva is an Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon and researcher of CERIS specialized in green infrastructures and rainwater harvesting systems.

Founding member and current Vice President of the Portuguese Association for Green Roofs - ACNV.

Principal investigator of R&D Project GENESIS "Green roofs and walls environmental economic and social savings: Modelling uncertainty and investors/users preferences in all-inclusive cost-benefit analysis of green roofs and green walls".

Carlos Oliveira Cruz

Carlos Oliveira Cruz is an Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon and researcher of CERIS specialized in the economics of construction and infrastructure.

Co-principal investigator of R&D Project GENESIS "Green roofs and walls environmental economic and social savings: Modelling uncertainty and investors/users preferences in all-inclusive cost-benefit analysis of green roofs and green walls".

 

Sponsors

Support for this event is very welcome!

Please contact the organization in case your company would be interested in sponsoring this event.

 

Contacts

Conference Venue

Pavilhão Carlos Lopes - Room C6

Parque Eduardo VII - Avenida Sidónio Pais 1050 Lisboa, Portugal

Enquiries

For any enquiries please fill out the following form

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